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A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary.

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Storyline

Michael Stone, an author that specializes in customer service, is a man who is unable to interact deeply with other people. His low sensitivity to excitement, and his lack of interest made him a man with a repetitive life on his own perspective. But, when he went on a business trip, he met a stranger - an extraordinary stranger, which slowly became a cure for his negative view on life that possibly will change his mundane life. Written by Gusde

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Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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21 January 2016 (Germany)  »

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Anomalisa  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$135,222 (USA) (1 January 2016)

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$3,442,820 (USA) (18 March 2016)
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Trivia

Michael stays at the Fregoli hotel. The Fregoli delusion, or the delusion of doubles, is a rare disorder in which a person holds a delusional belief that different people are in fact a single person who changes appearance or is in disguise. The syndrome may be related to a brain lesion[1][2] and is often of a paranoid nature, with the delusional person believing themselves persecuted by the person they believe is in disguise. See more »

Goofs

When Lisa is explaining their drive down from Akron said, "The 71, pretty much went straight to Cincinnati.": it is a preface uncommon to Ohioans, although it is common in nearby western New York, and has bled somewhat into northeast Ohio, it is much more likely that someone from northeast Ohio would have said "I-71" as opposed to "The 71". See more »

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[From trailer]
Michael Stone: Each person you speak to has had a day, some other days have been good, some bad.
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References Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974) See more »

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Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Written by Robert Hazard
Italian translation by Stefano Tomaselli
Vocals by Jennifer Jason Leigh
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Wasted Effort
17 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Anomolisa is about a man's search for identity and meaning in his life but the movie never really finds its own identity. The conceit of using animation really adds nothing to this movie except the ability to include scenes which, if used with live actors, would have turned this into an X-Rated movie. (Parents take note.) At the end of a movie in this genre I think it is reasonable for the viewer to believe the movie has, at least, presented a novel view of life, or how one copes with his day-to-day existence. Unless you are very impressionable or haven't seen many movies about self-examination, you will not go away from this movie with that outcome.


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